Karuna Center for Peace Building

Amherst, MA

Amount granted: $10,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Education


$10,000 to support the Erasure and Restoration lecture series, a community dialogue and lecture series on ‘Erasure and Restoration: An Exploration of Past and Present in the “Kwinitekw” River Valley’s Indigenous Communities’.

Karuna Center has 25 years of international experience in post-conflict healing and reconciliation in over 30 countries. Its mission is to empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and create sustainable peace and work where violent conflict has pitted ethnic or religious groups against each other, often examining the historical legacies left behind. Karuna Center leads initiatives to bridge damaging social and political divides and trains local leaders in conflict mitigation techniques.